A Survey (Part 2)
International Art since 1950 - Collection Ploil, a selection
Ever since Jonathan Richardson's praise for the science of the connoisseur in his 1719 paper, “An Essay on the Whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting and an Argument in Behalf of the Science of the Connoisseur”, the genuine collector has been identified with the title of connoisseur. As such the private collector is of central importance in the development of art.
Chromophobia - A general survey (part 1)
Masterpieces of the Neue Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg
The 19th and early 20th century collection at the Neue Galerie in Graz is one of the most important of its kind in Austria both in terms of quality and quantity. From May 2001 onwards we have the great opportunity to exhibit this special collection in the palace of Schloss Eggenberg.
In its first phase, the development of sculpture in the 20 century was characterised by detachment from the human body. In Brancusi's work, the human head becomes increasingly geometric and ultimately egg-shaped. This process was called abstraction, meaning abstraction from human dimensions.
Up until now, our image of literature has been closely tied up with the book, the page, as the medium itself. In the electronic age literature gives us the option of presenting numeric-alphabetic character stings in other media, such as the computer screen, without paper or any link with the book.
The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas
Curator: Alex Farquharson, London Opening: Sat, September 22nd 2001, 7pm Opening Performance: Sermon of Rev. Ethan Acres, Las Vegas Is Las Vegas, capital of the western entertainment industry, also set to become the capital of art? At this historic moment, art is losing the visionary power to...
"Fashion will go out of fashion"
The exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Rudi Gernreich, portraying the fascinating career of this revolutionary designer, shows how fashion both reflects and anticipates social trends and developments.